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Recognition and Awards

Showing appreciation for volunteers is a powerful Girl Scout tradition. After all, our volunteers are ah-mazing.  Volunteers are key to our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place!

Appreciation Luncheon and Volunteer Recognition

POSTPONED
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW, Albuquerque, 87114

 

Join Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails as we recognize our volunteers, donors, and community partners at the 2020 Appreciation Luncheon.  We'll honor exemplary service for those who have been nominated by their peers.  Honoree and one guest are invited to attend.

Click here to register.

 

 

 

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Award Descriptions

Volunteer awards are divided into two tiers:

  • Tier I - Entry-level awards for volunteers with 2 years or fewer as a Girl Scout volunteer (at GSNMT, another Girl Scout council, or combination of the two).
  • Tier II - Higher-level awards for volunteers with 3 years or more as a Girl Scout volunteer (at GSNMT, another Girl Scout council, or combination of the two).
Tier I Awards

Award Nomination Form                 Letter of Endorsement Form

Circle of Achievement

The Circle of Achievement Award recognizes outstanding individuals who:

  • Provide a short-term service worthy of recognition;
  • Provide more than one short-term service endeavor; and,
  • Is a registered Girl Scout member.

Needed: Award Nomination Form and two endorsement letters.

Circle of Excellence

The Circle of Excellence Award recognizes outstanding individuals who:

  • Provide continuing service at a consistent level;
  • Provide this level of service to the same Council jurisdiction; and,
  • Is a registered Girl Scout member.

Needed: Award Nomination Form and two endorsement letters.

Star Trainer

The Star Trainer Award recognizes outstanding individuals who:

  • Provide training in a manner that exceeds the expectations of the position;
  • Exhibit exceptional diligence in performing his/her training responsibilities;
  • Exceed the expectations for the position in the following areas:
    • Initiative
    • Teamwork and Versatility
    • Enthusiasm and Creativity
    • Attitude and Leadership
    • Communication
    • Dedication
  • Is a registered Girl Scout member.

Needed: Award Nomination Form and two endorsement letters.

Trails of Leadership Award

The Trails of Leadership Award recognizes:

  • An adult Troop Leader whose performance as a leader and whose interaction with the girls is so outstanding that it merits council-level recognition; and,
  • Is a registered Girl Scout member.

Needed: Award Nomination Form and two endorsement letters.

Volunteer of Excellence

The Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes a volunteer who:

  • Contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the national program portfolio;
  • Who has contributed outstanding service in support of the council's mission delivery to girl and adult members; and,
  • Is a registered Girl Scout member.

Needed: Award Nomination Form and two endorsement letters.

Tier II Awards

Award Nomination Form                 Letter of Endorsement Form

Note: Only one volunteer is chosen from each of the following award categories.  The Awards and Recognition's Committee reserve the right to not select a recipient for an award.

Teola Artman Award

The Teola Artman Award recognizes:

  • An adult volunteer, active within her/his Service Unit, who is the "glue that holds things together".
  • This pin is given to a volunteer only once.

Needed: Award Nomination Form and three endorsement letters.

Appreciation Pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes:

  • A registered adult Girl Scout's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Has had measureable impact on one geographic area of service
  • Helps reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the area

Needed: Award Nomination Form and three endorsement letters.

Honor Pin

The Honor Pin recognizes:

  • A registered adult Girl Scouts' exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Has had measureable impact on two or more geographic areas of service
  • Helps reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the area

Needed: Award Nomination Form and three endorsement letters.

Thanks Badge

The Thanks Badge honors:

  • A registered adult Girl Scout whose ongoing commitment, leadership and service has had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities
  • Affects the entire council or entire Girl Scout Movement

Needed: Award Nomination Form and four endorsement letters.

Thanks Badge II

The Thanks Badge II honors:

  • A previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role resulting in a measurable impact
  • Benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement

Needed: Award Nomination Form and four endorsement letters.

Juliette Low Leadership Award

The Juliette Low Leadership Award is a national award and recognizes:

  • Individuals and councils who have enriched and leveraged the global understanding of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting to grow responsible global citizens
  • Approved by the Girl Scouts of the USA National Board of Directors
  • The recipient must show:
    • Her/his impact on girls
    • Commitment to Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting
    • Promote global awareness of the Movement
    • Leverage her/his leadership for the betterment of Girl Guidning and Girl Scouting
    • Currently be a registered member of Girl Scouts

Needed: The Girl Scout council or individual nominates a candidate or council that meets the above criteria and who has not previously received this award.  The nomination form must be obtained from GSUSA and completed in full, along with two letters of endorsement.

Community & Council Service Awards

Community Partner Awards

To nominate a Community or Council Partner, fill out this online online form by January 31, 2020:  Community/Council Service Award Nomination Form

  • Community Service Award.  The Community Service Award recognizes an individual or group, not registered with Girl Scouts, who has rendered service to the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Inc. in at least one jurisdictional area. The candidate or candidate’s organization has provided outstanding support that furthers the Girl Scout program and lack of that support would have seriously constrained delivery of the Girl Scout program or made it unavailable. 

  • Council Service Award.  The Community Service Award recognizes an individual or group, not registered with Girl Scouts, who has rendered service to the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Inc. in more than one jurisdictional area or throught the entire council. The candidate or candidate’s organization has provided outstanding support that furthers the Girl Scout program and lack of that support would have seriously constrained delivery of the Girl Scout program or made it unavailable. 
Numeral Guard Requests

This GSUSA award recognizes tenure in Girl Scouting.  Numeral guards are available in five-year intervals to recognize total girl and adult membership years.  Numeral guards will be provided to the recipient by Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails at no cost. 

Numeral Guard Request form

 

 

 

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